“Live and Work in Excellence” by Kirk Hunt
And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
1 Kings 7:13-14 KJV
Solomon took the task of building the Temple seriously. King David’s stockpile for the Temple did not suffice. Solomon started importing the best materials from other countries.
As any builder will tell you, good materials are not enough. Excellent men and women are required for the best results on any project. Solomon looked past the politically connected and even those with good local reputations. He wanted an elite artificer to work on God’s Temple.
Solomon sent for Hiram (or Huram), a craftsman, living in a foreign land, to serve as Chief Craftsman on the Temple. Despite his mixed heritage, and probably disadvantage upbringing, Hiram came to the attention of kings (Hiram I and Solomon, as a minimum).
You have the opportunity to live and work in excellence. With enough excellence, you will come to the attention of “kings.” Of course, you should be focused on the attention of the King of Kings.
Your life can bring Him Glory. Your work can praise Him to everyone around you. Just live to be the best of the best.
Think: No matter where I am, I should live and work in excellence.
Pray: “Lord, give me a chance to bring You glory through a spirit of excellence.”
Copyright © June 2012, Kirk Hunt